Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Benefits Carbon County Food Bank


By Traci Bishop

Many individuals waking up on Thanksgiving morning are thinking about the family they will see and the food they will enjoy throughout the day, instead of thinking about gearing up and going on a run or walk. However, many members of the community did just that as they gathered for the 10th annual Turkey Trot.

This yearly event began bright and early on Thanksgiving morning. Those wishing to be a part of the trot met at the Carbon County Fairgrounds where the cost of admission was just one can of food per participant. These cans were then donated to the Carbon County Food Bank. While times were not kept during this event, it was documented that many participated, gave back and enjoyed the crisp morning.

Scott Merrell with Carbon County Recreation reflected on how great it is that, 10 years later, so many in the community are still willing to donate and be a part of the event. Around 80 to 90 participants were able to donate nearly 300 pounds of food.

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